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Online RN to BSN

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The Online RN to BSN provides registered nurses a flexible format to complete their bachelor's degrees and expand their career options. It's all online, accessible 24 hours a day, and can be completed in as little as one calendar year of full-time study or up to five years of part-time study. You can enter the program at any semester: spring, summer or fall. In the KU School of Nursing's RN-to-BSN program, you will refresh your skills and learn new ones, with a curriculum that will broaden your abilities in many areas, including leadership and critical thinking.

To get started, follow these three easy steps:

Step One: Complete Prerequisite Courses 

Sixty credits of liberal arts and sciences courses are required prior to admission.

Step Two: Submit Your Application

Applications, including transcripts and references, must be submitted by the deadline appropriate for your start date: November 1 for spring semester admission; April 1 for summer; July 1 for fall. 

Step Three: Complete the KU BSN courses

The online RN-to-BSN program provides you with the ultimate in scheduling flexibility and convenience. No on-campus time is required.


Nursing Licensure

The RN to BSN program is a post-licensure program that leads to an academic credential. As of July 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education implemented Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v) that requires professional nursing programs to provide information on how their curriculum meets education requirements for professional licensing in each state. You may review KU School of Nursing's information on licensure by state.

Last modified: Nov 16, 2020
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